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SFGTV
Feb 1, 2013 1:00pm PST
technology, expediting our kids earlier with the expectation for college and seth them to in our economies is the keys key to success and we're making progress. san francisco unified continues to be the hive urban development are high. we've seen double digit high-grades among our latin and africa kids >> results are being recognized for our achievement we received a federal grab the to bring job training in our mission neighborhood. the supervisor knows about this. these gains are possible because reforms are underway the partnership are in place. for our kids to succeed in this economy we must do more. that's why this year i will propose in my budgeted more resources more than $50,000,000,000 and $25 million for preschool activities. i view education as an be investment not an expense. the folk in the road for many kids and many families the point at which they decide they're though stay in san francisco or leave. you're going to hear me talking about this layoff a lot this year. i want our middle squirrels to courthousess choose the road to success notes the road that leads to trouble or a
SFGTV
Feb 6, 2013 10:30am PST
, whether it is in a high-tech economy with twitter and other types of work force issues moving forward and businesses moving forward to creation of construction that local residents have a good shot at jobs. the john avalos local hiring measure was important in making sure we get residents, but even in my district, there are pockets of poverty and many people out of work. supporting those unemployed and underemployed people, supporting struggling small businesses in a difficult economy, and i support the small businesses versus more chain stores that seem to be coming into the store fronts, but i try to be sympathetic to local businesses because they make up the diversity of our local neighborhoods. those are some of the challenges that face our businesses. >> are there other issues specific to your district? how do you balance the needs of the issues in your district against the needs of the city as a whole? >> i know that our district has a higher proportion of seniors than some other district, and there is a brand new senior complex and wraparound community services complex
SFGTV
Jan 31, 2013 6:00pm PST
stopped the growth of our economy. we in this room and many of us working together took on the story changes for our city some of which have vexed for years >> years. i'm proud that together we through innovation and we foerjd our way ahead. to the city commissioners and to the department heads and to our friends in the business, labor you think non-profit and other communities who spent countless hours with us in negotiations and to the great people of san francisco who rewarded us with your support at ballet in san francisco thank you, very much. together we're putting san francisco back on the right track and building a solid foundation for all our residents. my fellow san francisco's we're living in a time of astonishing innovation and unlimited process we're driving that innovation and for or against the future right here right now not just for san francisco but for the whole world. within the lab of our technologies we're developing techniques will will save lives. to our market district we're providing the world with tools to live in the chewing print with 3-d or even topple d
SFGTV
Jan 30, 2013 11:30am PST
financing or the construction, but just go straight to how we view this affecting the economy on slide 4. really from a positive side, this will result in construction spending in the near term in san francisco to the tune of about 500 million dollars and in the long run it will make possible for the convention center to accommodate more attendees which will lead to some number of net new visitors in san francisco and increase of visitor spending. to the negative side this has to be paid for and the financing costs both fall in the hotels and on the city which is effectively withdrawing some funds from the local economy. and there is also a repayment risk to the city that we looked at briefly. in terms of the construction costs, again, it's about 500 million dollars over the 2014 to 2019 period and that's fairly easy enough to get an economic impact number for. the visitor spending, however, is slightly trickier so i'll walk you through what we've said about that. that should work, too. thank you. so, according to the consult apartments [speaker not understood] hotels, the attend
SFGTV
Feb 1, 2013 4:30pm PST
with, we don't. in my experience i have seen the last three or four years, maybe with the economy, things are doing a lot more work without a permit and it annoys me when i hear a contractor didn't get a permit. they are licensed contractors and know for this type of work particularly. there is a loot of investigation time that goes into this and they are not big-money permits so to speak. but we are bound by city charter to investigate the complaints. there are -- to answer your question, we don't keep a list, but contractors should know about and advise homeowners when this happens. i saw they applied for another permit to legalize some rooms on the ground floor which is not part of the violation and there seems to be a contractor in place on that permit and that permit has not been issued yet. i noticed that before i came up to the meeting. >> what is the name of that contractor? >> homeworks construction service, one bedroom and bathroom at ground floor. that permit has not been issued and still has to be reviewed by the planning department. it will probably be an over-the-cou
SFGTV
Jan 30, 2013 11:00am PST
about a very important project for the future of san francisco economy and job creation. the moscone convention center is one of the most popular convention centers in the united states. it's not the largest, in fact it's number 25 on the top convention centers in the country, but it probably generates the most amount of revenue per square foot of any in the country. it is very much in demand and frankly is at capacity. every time we open the new expansion of the center whether first moscone south, then moscone north then west, the building filled to capacity. we're at the point now we have to take the next step. our plans are asking for additional space. some of our larger conventions who generate a large amount of revenue and tax dollars for the city are forced to look at other options, look at other cities because they're outgrowing our facility. as you know, tourism is is a major economic engine for san francisco. in 2011 we had over 16 million visitors. about 40% of those are international visitors and they spent over -- almost $8-1/2 billion in our economy, generating over 500
SFGTV
Feb 3, 2013 4:30pm PST
where we are with that; because as you know the economy is improving. so we need to be prudent and look ahead. and i'll be looking at potentially increase of the contingencies and reserves. >> okay. because i noticed also in the report that we received last night, the monthly program report. that our expenditures to-date are less than anticipated, but we have drawn-down the reserves greater and we're under that draw -down curve. do we know what is behind that combination of factors? >> is that something that you can respond to? >> i don't have that report in front of me, but jim helps prepare it. so he will be able to speak to it in more detail. >> directors i'm with the program management team and take care of the budget and scheduling stuff. the first curve you are talking about is the total expenditure curve and when we established that budget back in 2010, we had more aggressive schedule for let something of those packages than we have today. we're still holding the same end-date. so the expenditure has laged that original curve line. that is the explanation for that. for the p
SFGTV
Feb 4, 2013 11:30am PST
well in the current economy as rent continues to rise. as someone who went back on the rental market a couple of months ago i recognize how challenging that is. i have the same concerns that president chiu has brought up. one of course is the fee scale and how that's been set up. i think that 7.4 to 24.7 million for affordable housing is great. i'm not sure if that dollar amounts really makes up for the loss of potentially 1800 units of once rent controlled units being lost in one fell swoop. i think, over all, something that i'm probably most interested in, is what we do for the the next generation of folks that may also get pushed or encouraged into t.i.c. home ownership. i think it's one of the things our city does not want to encourage. the one thing we will never be able to build more of is rent controlled units. that is a depleting stock every year. and we don't want homeowners that can't afford to buy homes competing with tenants in rent controlled units. but i'm very sympathetic to the current status of our existing t.i.c. owners in the status that they're in. so i'd really lik
SFGTV
Feb 2, 2013 3:00am PST
with the company that put the permits together. as our economy changes we get a lot of business owners who come to us who have a new concept like a restaurant and a motorcycle club. it's actually a real case i'm working on >> we want the user to have the abilility to be able to submit these applications online where we have one place for us to reroute the information. we'd like to have the abilility to save user profiles. and just a big pie in the sky goal is to have someday where the owner could build their business and i'm like thinking about opening up 0 restaurant and maybe a motorcycle. we have to be more flexible. and this out of the box we start custom fizzing this application and we've been working very hard on doing data clean up and data testing began last week. the feedback has been positive and people have suggested a lot of good ideas. is goal is to launch the product on the week of february 4th. any questions? >> that was great. do any of the department's have any of the forms that could be filed out online >> i don't know. >> i think right now to my knowledge some
SFGTV
Feb 4, 2013 9:00pm PST
pulled in 400. whether it was the weather, or the economy or what have you, we definitely saw the decrease in payed venues and their crowds. the crowd out on the street was as big as it has been in the past years and perhaps even slightly bigger, but definitely the industry suffered slightly this year. i, again, whether it be weather or the economy and i am not sure. over all, new year's eve went over well and we did not have any major incidents and minor incidents here and there and some violence, but again, nothing that we have seen in the past years, so that is the very good news. i worked that evening with both members of sfpd and hitting a lot of different venue and we were able to cover a lot of the city that night. so having said that, over all, just beyond new year's eve, our holidays in particular were pretty quiet as far as the industry goes. businesses were opened, but, we were not seeing some of the crowds that we see in the past years. hold on. then i was wrong there were no corrective actions we. have been investigating a few things, the mile cafe, a crepe store and
SFGTV
Jan 28, 2013 4:00pm PST
control killed the society. that's not freedom. is economy. if ms. jane came -- go to china to come in this country, there's no rent control. if you go to vietnam, there is no rent control. if they come to this country they find beautiful houses being built, every year, every month. they create lot of house. then i pray for this conversion of t.i.c. to condominium. it's fair to the landlord and also fair to the tenants. thank you. >> chair wiener: thank you. next speaker. >> actually call my name but i have to pick up my kid. can i speak? >> chair wiener: go ahead. >> sorry. my name is bobby i'm a wife and mother and lived in our unit for eight years and our entire building is owner occupied. we want to convert for all the reasons stated from those ahead of me. we pay 7% on our loan and we could be three and a quarter if we were a condo. the easier transferability due to life changes. one thing i wanted to address was the flipping concern and it's kind
SFGTV
Feb 5, 2013 11:00am PST
apps in the new economy businesses growing and trying to enter the market and meet demand that the city and additional services have not been able to meet. and leverage investment in innovative policy between the city and nonprofit and private entities. that was sort of an overview of our last county what plan and initiative to remind you that we will improve our infrastructure. therefore proposed initiatives relate to these for goals regarding livability, defining what everyone needs, so that everyone has a clear expectation in the city can improve its track record of delivering complete streets, as mentioned before we will explore things like parking in pricing in this time we are looking at engaging private employers and nonprofit sectors. the local to regional connection speaks to the need to address particularly in district 6 and 11 where the local and regional meet and how do we smooth out that connection and improve the choices people have to make those trips. and finally project improvement delivery. we have to be able to look at other ways and other approaches to increase
SFGTV
Jan 29, 2013 3:00pm PST
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SFGTV
Jan 29, 2013 1:30pm PST
, which was a spectacular opening concert about five weeks after that the economy completely crashed.
SFGTV
Feb 3, 2013 2:30pm PST
fund baseline, which you know, because the economy improved, we received additional general fund monies. and we also received significant more additional federal and state grants. those are our two largest increases in state revenue. we also got $16 million from fares and parking meters, a combination -- mostly due to our annual fare increases that we now have established a policy on and the fact that we are getting more money from parking meter because of our new technology. to offset the increase in revenue of $6 1 million we saw an increase in expenditures of $54 million and mostly in the personnel services and repairs and maintenance cost line items. so we change our from $7 million in the prior year. here is a picture of our bloat, which gives you a sense of our assets and liabilities. our assets went up $225 million from the prior year. the majority of it is in higher revenues and investment of capital assets. we shows decreases because debt service were decreased because as you know we resised es reissued debt. we had increases in other postemployment benefit, and our liab
SFGTV
Feb 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
will kickstart our economy back up again. >> it looks like we are out of time. i want to thank you for joining us today. supervisor kim: thank you. >> we have been talking to supervisor of jane kim. watch for the next episode when we will be back. >> [sound of gavel] good afternoon welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of the tuesday january 29, 2013 of the board of supervisors for the city and county of san francisco home of the superbowl heading san francisco 49ers. madame clerk please call the role. >>> supervisor avalos, avalos present. breed present. supervisor campus poes present. president chiu, chiu present. chu present, supervisor cohen, yes, i'm here. >> cohen present. supervisor farrell. farrell present. kim present. supervisor mar, mar present. supervisor wiener, wiener present. and supervisor yee.y present. mr. president all members are present. >> thank you could you please join us in the problem of allegiance. [pledge of allegiance] i pledge allegiance to the flag, of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation un
SFGTV
Feb 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
development. that is the biggest issue for san francisco and the country. our economy is not in the best place that it could be. we really do see that people want to see more jobs for everybody. second, it is probably a myriad of issues. for our district, and think public safety issues -- ranging from low-level crime to larger public safety issues. we held our first hearing on pedestrian public safety in district 6. we learned that san francisco has the highest rate of vehicle pedestrian collisions in the state of california, our rate that is higher than tokyo, london, other major cities. a costs are taxpayers every time we go to the hospital. we can do better. other cities are doing better than we are. that is an important issue we have the highest rate in the city, and you're probably higher than any other city. " we have spent on pedestrian safety over the last four years is close to $13 million. >> how to balance the needs of the district compared to the city? supervisor kim: it is interesting representing a district and a collection of neighborhoods. for me, it is interesting becaus
SFGTV
Feb 3, 2013 8:30pm PST
was a spectacular opening concert about five weeks after that the economy completely crashed. my plan -- and i'm absolutely dogmatic about my plans --were delayed slightly. i would say that in this very difficult timefor the arts and everyone, especially the arts, it's phenomenal how new century has grown where many unfortunate organizations have stopped. during this period we got ourselves on national radio presence; we started touring, releasing cds, a dvd. we continue to tour. reputation grows and grows and grows and it has never stopped going forward. msk(music) >> the bay area knows the orchestra. you maybe take things for granted a little bit. that is simply not the case will go on the road. the audiences go crazy. they don't see vitality like this on stage. we are capable of conveying joy when we play. msk(music) >> any performance that we do, that a program, that will be something on the program that you haven't heard before. string orchestra repertoire is pretty small. i used to be boxed into small repertoire. i kept constantly looking for new repertoire and commissioning new
SFGTV
Jan 29, 2013 10:00pm PST
community here. as our economy continues to recover, to make sure our merchants are thriving and this is the idea that will ensure that.
SFGTV
Feb 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
doner the day and at night. it will boost the local economy and add 34 housing units with a good mix of studios, one and two units with over half suitable for families. it will add 4 bmr units on site to better housing into the community and will limit parking to 0.5 spaces per unit to promote public transportation over vehicles. it will have at least 25 bikes stall to promote modes of transportation and will add a dramatic restaurant space to a prominent corner to activate the pedestrian realm as well as close an empty stretch of retail. it will be environmentally sensitive by integrating the storm water capbility into the landscape feature of the building. it will create high density housing in a transit rich location that has more than a dozen cities and regional mass transit lines nearby. in terms of out reach, the project enjoys broad support. we have strong letters of support from the neighborhood association and the housing action coalition, and we have the support of our neighbors at 300 across the street. we ask for your support of this project today as recommended by the plann
SFGTV
Feb 6, 2013 12:30am PST
city important to our economy. we do -- board does need to take a look at alternatives of bringing the machine back out to its entry point. this is the common procedure used. take the machine out. the bore heads can easily be backed out. they are traditionally cut up and then backed out, or in many cases including the most famous tunnel boring of all the tunnel, they were just -- somebody took a left turn or maybe it was a right turn [speaker not understood] government, and left them buried there in the ground, brisbane has just done the same thing with its subway system, tunneling system to and from the airport. the question i have is why are we spending this money for an additional to drive a hole to someplace that may not get built certainly within the tenure of anybody on this board and not at all? there are other uses for that money. >> thank you, sir. >>> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> lance carnes followed by mark bruno. >> good afternoon. >>> good afternoon. my name is lance carnes, i'm a resident of north beach. you probably heard there was a neighborhood meeting a
SFGTV
Jan 30, 2013 11:00pm PST
payment under this current form would be increased by 18% because of the fact that the economy had affected sale tax received that weren't received. we recognize the $15 million versus the contract value of approximately $2.6 million is quite a substantial difference. during negotiations we discussed this issue and we were very pragmatic about this. we did not feel that it would be feasible to transition to an amount like $15 million overnight. so, that's the feeder agreement. in term of -- those are the historical developments of both agreements. and now i'd like to walk you through the proposed amendments to the agreement. so, for the past pass agreement, the term of this would be from retroactive from january 2010 through june 2014. and for the feeder agreement the term would be from july 2010 to june 2020. the difference here is ed explained that the bart board fare policy has expired with the last fare increase in july 2012. and, so, this fast p pass agreement would coincide with the renewal of the next fare policy. * >> just to your point, so, it's the feeder agreement going
SFGTV
Feb 1, 2013 10:30pm PST
of units because that makes the greatest sense for us in terms of the economy of scale in terms of the particular development and so our goal will be to try to achieve the limit that you are authorizing at 150 for the site. and on that particular site. and that will be part of the request for proposals. and the i think that the only question, is really the question of timing in terms of the pipeline and you know all of the competing needs from on the housing trust fund but they are clearly very interested in this neighborhood. we don't have affordable housing in this immediate neighborhood now. we think that affordable housing is a public benefit that should be shared with all neighborhoods of san francisco and so we look forward to developing it on the site. >> thank you for that comment, as far as the architecture goes, i think that the skillfulness on how both projects are presented to including the detail and does not really require anything in common, the one that i think that i hope and if you want to ask to please come to the podium, normally, we cannot obligate, the executi
SFGTV
Jan 30, 2013 12:00pm PST
we thank you to help grow our economy through the joint investment opportunity, we will be entering into with the approval of the proposals that are before you here today. * so, we thank you and we thank supervisor kim also for her partnership with us on this. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is james lim, i'medth regional managing director for [speaker not understood] hotels. [speaker not understood] operates 11 hotels in the city and it's spread throughout the neighborhoods as well in downtown san francisco. we support over 800 jobs, local jobs in the city as well. some of our hotels include the [speaker not understood] in japantown, the hotel rex, carlton, laurel lynn at laurel heights, [speaker not understood]. what's wonderful about this initiative is that we know that many of our downtown hotels benefit whenever there is a convention in the city. and what happens is that it creates compression and the business that would otherwise go to this hotels in the city also are spread throughout the neighborhoods such as the laurel
SFGTV
Jan 30, 2013 11:30pm PST
commission changed the formula to be linked to sales tax. which is somewhat reflective of the economy and the level of rider ship and the health of the bay area as the economy does better sales tax goes up, ridership goes up. and as it goes down, so does ridership follows along accordingly. so sales tax was a proxy i would summarize from what mta changed, how they changed it back in the 1989. but going forward, bart has just -- we viewed this as a contribution that we're willing to make and we have done that. so, we're willing to continue to make the contribution. >> okay. seeing no other questions, thank you very much. like to open up to public comment if there are any members of the public that wish to comment on items 7 and 8, please step forward. mr. paulson. >>>♪ looks like a lovely feeder bart feeder money made. you're going to take my money away when you come and take the money away standing by a feeder meter and you're going to get a glimpse of a money reader and you take my money away and how am i supposed to, if i don't have the money, give back give back give back to wher
SFGTV
Feb 4, 2013 7:30am PST
community here. as our economy continues to recover, to make sure our merchants are thriving and this is the idea that will ensure that. i want to thank the folks that represent our residents who are here. we need to make sure we're creating not just a vibrant marketplace and a vibrant community, but we want to make sure that pedestrian safety first and foremost. we want to remind folks that our pedestrian accident rates are still much higher than they need to be. so we'll make sure as we move forward with the program that everyone is safe, the merchants are displaying their wares that leave room for all the different transit vehicles to get through. thank you so much for being here. happy new year. >> thank you, supervisor chiu. you heard from the mayor and supervisor chiu, one of the major concerns is pedestrian safety and our partner agency, the san francisco police department has assured us again they will be here and working with everyone to make sure that everything is safe. let me ask captain tom come to the mic to say a few words. >> thank you, mohammed. i wanted to wish everybod
SFGTV
Feb 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
more powerful wore continuing to work with the company that put the permits together. as our economy changes we get a lot of business owners who come to us who have a new concept like a restaurant and a motorcycle club. it's actually a real case i'm working on >> we want the user to have the abilility to be able to submit these applications online where we have one place for us to reroute the information. we'd like to have the abilility to save user profiles. and just a big pie in the sky goal is to have someday where the owner could build their business and i'm like thinking about ope
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